1863 Confederate Washer Woman Gorget
During the civil war, a washer woman would make around seven or eight dollars per month washing clothes. A Civil war soldier got thirteen dollars per month. A low grade officer got one hundred dollars per month. Obverse- Washer woman 1863 Confederate States of America. Reverse- THE BEARER 80 (NUMBER HAND STAMPED). IS A FREE BLACK WOMAN AND IS AUTHORIZED TO WASH CLOTHES. FOR THE TROOPS AND IS TO BE ISSUED A REGULAR FOOD ALLOWANCE EACH DAY.
4" X 1 1/2" Bronze finish Two holes SILVER chain. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Other Civil War-Related Items".
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